Flash Flood Warning for Fairfax County Until 11:15 a.m.

Cars trapped in water at Canal Road and Arizona Avenue in DC. (Photo: DC Fire & Rescue)

News release from Fairfax Emergency Services

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Fairfax County until 11:15 a.m.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Please stay away from creeks and stormwater retention ponds as water may rise rapidly.

As of 8:45 a.m. this morning, torrential rainfall was crossing the area. Numerous flash flood warnings are in effect. Flooding will likely impact normal commuting patterns. If water covers a roadway, find another route. Unfortunately, some people will attempt to drive their cars through flooded roadways only to stall and become trapped. Remember: turn around, don’t drown.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.